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New OA recommendations suggest less glucosamine/ chondroitin, more NSAIDs and tramadol


Most patients with osteoarthritis (OA) should start drug therapy with oral or topical NSAIDs, acetaminophen, or tramadol and avoid glucosamine or chondroitin sulfate, according to new recommendations from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Practitioners should reserve opioids for those patients who do not respond to initial therapies.

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